Lou loves to engage children with her interactive programs, which inspire children to participate while having fun and foster a child’s growth socially and emotional development.
Let's open up a child’s imagination through music, story time and movement!
It helps children understand the world.
To openly express feelings, it allows a child to own their emotional and intellectual growth, guiding them to better understand the world that's happening all around them.
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Several videos from my book our linked here. please scroll down.
This rhythmical and heartening story brings in characters and scenes much like in an old-fashioned vaudeville scenario where one act follows another. "Sesame Street" successfully uses this format. Sir Frettirick, also called Fretti, introduces himself and acts as a master of ceremonies bringing his young readers into his World of Zandoone
This rhythmical and heartening story brings in characters and scenes much like in an old-fashioned vaudeville scenario where one act follows another. "Sesame Street" successfully uses this format. Sir Frettirick, also called Fretti, introduces himself and acts as a master of ceremonies bringing his young readers into his World of Zandooney. In this world, which is inhabited by other friends like Skunkooney, Lou, and Skip, children soon discover that learning colors, numbers, and the alphabet is fun.
Play with a purpose - Let's have FUN!
Next I like being me and Family and Friends
I like being ME!
Have fun with the Letter B and LCan you Would you like to Draw a picture of your family, and send it to us.
I like going to the beach!
Chapter 5 and Chapter 6
Play music and Dance all around
Hello, I'm Sir Frettirick!
translationed in other Languages
Help spread the message while learning a new Language
Sir Frettirck's Team World
"this fun picture book with a message.
........as the starting point for a discussion about the importance of respecting the Earth and all who live here." -Veronica Schwartz, Des Plaines Public Library, IL
- The School Library Journal
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL REVIEWS
Self titled CD
"Stratten's friendly demeanor and knack for songwriting that both entertains and educates." School Library Journal, July, 2004 - Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Maryland School for the Deaf, Columbia
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL REVIEW "Lou' Book (Hello,
I'm Sir Fretterick!) brings her puppet companion Sir Fretterick (Fretti) to life in this fun picture book with a message. Fretti is an animal who is very sure of himself even though his mother is a bear and his father is a lion. As Fretti says, “I'm just different…I like being ME!” Fretti also introduces his friends, Lou, her bird Skip, and Skunkooney, who is part skunk and part raccoon. Several themes run throughout the story: the idea that families and friends are all different but that’s what makes them so special, and the importance of respecting the environment. In addition to writing and performing the story, Stratten also illustrated the book along with Sal Denaro. The illustrations add a deeper level to the enjoyment of the story by providing additional activities for listeners. For example, following a passage about Fretti’s mother (the bear), youngsters are encouraged to “Count all the b’s and the bumblebees that you see!” This package would be a solid addition to a story time or could be used as the starting point for a discussion about the importance of respecting the Earth and all who live here." Veronica Schwartz, Des Plaines Public Library, IL School Library Journal February 2008
"Lou is an excellent entertainer and great with children"
City Baby L. A. - Linda Friedman Meadow & Lisa Rocchio, Real Moms Ink 2003
"As with all of Lou Stratten's material this book stays responsible to her belief ... to Loving Families"
Every child, every family, every classroom, every community is different here in the City of Los Angeles and all need to be respected in order to grow and to succeed. One must be able to adapt to the rhythm of the class, the inclusive classroom, the temperament of each child and their family, the emergent and divergent curriculum in order to enable each child the opportunity to grow developmentally at his or hers own pace in a safe environment.
My life’s journey has taught me the importance of understanding the value of “empathy.” Being empowered with empathy, “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another,” allows children an individual approach and ability to grow, opening the door to their creative side enabling them to build or enhance their self-esteem.
Communities and classrooms are becoming more diverse so flexibility needs to be embraced in everyday life in order for a child to blossom. Every child is unique and needs to be encouraged to tap into their own gift of creativity in order to explore, to learn…to grow and develop.
My musical interactive programs are carefully chosen to enrich the development of our children physically, socially, emotionally, cognitively, aesthetically, linguistically and spiritually, while weaving our community and family together. It is my mission to encourage children to explore their individual sense of being using different activities with books, pictures, songs, the use of body movement, and art projects, while at the same time building a child’s verbal skills, mathematical skills, communication skills, listening skills, taking turns, and learning to share their experiences in a social setting. These activities help with problem solving, allowing a child to discover their own potential and self-worth in relation to the world all around them.
In my philosophy - Music and movement open the doors to a child’s imagination stimulating their individual intellectual and cognitive growth and self-expression. My passion as an educator is in getting involved with community projects and weaving both the classroom and everyday life together!
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